Ontario’s Animal Protection Laws Move From Worst to FirstPosted by April Nockleby, ALDF's Online Content Manager on May 20, 2009
The Animal Legal Defense Fund released a report today that ranks each Canadian province and territory on the relative strength and comprehensiveness of their current animal protection laws.
In a dramatic move, Ontario, which last year had the infamous
distinction of ranking lowest in the nation for its animal protection
laws, moved from worst to first this year due to a host of new laws,
including standards of care for animals, requiring veterinarians to
report suspected offences, higher penalties, and restrictions on the
future ownership of animals by offenders.